Joint Research Groups in the UK and Online Lecture Series - Scheme 3

Objectives: To provide support to research groups of mathematicians to enable them to engage in collaborative activities through holding regular meetings. Groups should be made up of mathematicians who are working in at least three different locations and who have a common research interest.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants can be any mathematician based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.
  • Applications should be made by a nominated “grant-holder”, who will be responsible for the use of the grant.
  • Applications must have the support of collaborators from at least two further institutions.
  • Non LMS members will need to ask an LMS member to support the application. 

Criteria:

  • At least two of the three (or more) institutions making up the group must be in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.
  • There should be genuine involvement from all three (or more) institutions in the group, and the Society normally would expect meetings to be held at each of the institutions in rotation.
  • It is expected that the meetings will be open to all.
  • It is expected that meetings will be advertised to research students and young postdoctoral mathematicians, and that every effort will be made to encourage participation by them.
  • The Committee may ask for exceptionally strong cases to be made where there is geographical and subject overlap between different Scheme 3 applications, or between the Scheme 3 application and an existing research network.

Value of award:

  • The maximum award is £3,000 to cover meetings over two years at £1,500 per year (to hold up to four meetings a year - or where there is an equivalent level of activity).
  • Grant applicants can apply for funds to host at least two meetings (or an equivalent level of activity) in a financial year. The Research Grants Committee will no longer require grant holders to hold four meetings per year (though they are still permitted to do so).
  • A grant may be used to support the activities of the group, and normally would be used to cover the expenses of speakers and or participants (eg travel, accommodation, subsistence, caring, online support (e.g. software licences and subscriptions, tech support hardware (where necessary)). NB the grant to support Joint Research Group activities may not be used to pay speakers' honoraria.

Reports

Please note that a condition of these grants is that reports are submitted.

Joint Research Groups Mid-Term Report Form (due at the end of Year 1):

Joint Research Groups Full Report Form (due at the end of Year 2 or as part of a full application):

All reports are due by 30 September each year.

    Deadlines and decision timetable:

    Applications should be submitted well in advance of the date of the first meeting.

    Application Deadline

    Decision Date

    Type of Application

    30 September

    October

    New and renewal applications

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    Queries regarding applications can be addressed to the Grants Administrator or the Chair of the Research Grants Committee, who will be pleased to discuss proposals informally with potential applicants and give advice on the submission of an application. 

    Grants Administrator:  Lucy Covington Email: grants@lms.ac.uk   

    Chair of the Research Grants CommitteeProfessor Andrew S. Dancer 

    Application Form:

    To submit an application, you must be logged into your user account or registered as a user.

      Renewals:

      ALL renewal applications MUST be accompanied by a Report for the previous year’s activities.

      If a renewal application is unsuccessful, normally the grant will be terminated at the end of the calendar year. A supplementary grant will be available to cover actual expenditure for a meeting held during the autumn term. This will normally be the equivalent of the grant awarded for one meeting, e.g. £500, and will not usually exceed one third of the previous year’s grant. 

      List of Joint Research Groups currently supported by LMS Grants:

      Current Joint Research Groups supported by LMS Grants in 2020/21


      Objectives: To provide support to mathematicians, or groups of mathematicians, delivering online lecture series in mathematics.

      The introduction of the online lecture series element to the Joint Research Groups follows the successful Online Lecturer Series grant scheme, which was run in 2020 in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mathematical community, However, applications for this element of the Scheme 3 grants is open both to Joint Research Groups (new and current) and to mathematicians who are not part of a Joint Research Group.

      Eligibility:

      • Applicants can be any mathematician based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.
      • Applications should be made by the lecturer or one of the lecturers, who will be responsible for the use of the grant.
      • Non LMS members will need to ask an LMS member to support the application. 

      Criteria:

      • The scheme funds a lecture series over a period of an academic year of between 4- and 30-hours’ worth of online lectures in mathematics pitched at a postgraduate level. These lectures can be of introductory nature or they can be advanced (where the intended audience are experts in the subject) or anything in between.
      • The applicant (and any collaborating lecturers) is responsible for designing the lecture course, delivering lectures online and making lecture notes publicly available, free of charge.
      • Participation in the course should be freely available to anyone in the world with an internet connection. Prior registration may be required as a means of avoiding unwanted disruptions and spam.
      • It is expected that the online lecture series will be open to all.
      • It is expected that online lecture series will be advertised to research students and early career postdoctoral mathematicians, and that every effort will be made to encourage participation by them.
      • The Committee may ask for exceptionally strong cases to be made where there is geographical and subject overlap between different Scheme 3 applications, for example  between the proposed online lecture series and a previously LMS-funded online lecture series.

      Value of award:

      • The maximum award to support online lecture series is £1,000 per year.
      • The grant may be used to cover the expenses of the online lecture series (e.g. purchase relevant hardware and/or software licences, including subscriptions for videoconferencing).
      • The grant may be used to provide honoraria for the Online Series Lecturer(s) up to a maximum of £700; where there are two of more Online Series Lecturers, the honoraria value up to this maximum amount should be shared between the Lecturers.

      Deadlines and decision timetable:

      Applications should be submitted well in advance of the date of the first lecture. 

      Application Deadline Decision Date
      30 September October
         

       

       

       

      Grants Administrator: Lucy Covington: grants@lms.ac.uk

      Chair of the Research Grants Committee: Professor Andrew S. Dancer

      Application Form:

      Reports

      Please note that a condition of these grants is that reports are submitted.

      For grants to support the online lecture series, a report will be required at the end of the grant year and recordings of the online lecture series should be submitted for publication on the Society’s YouTube Channel, where the recordings of the lectures will then be visible for the future.

      Online Lecture Series Report form (due after one year of activity):

      • Scheme 3, Online Lecture Series Report Form (DOC) - coming soon
      • Scheme 3, Online Lecture Series Report Form (PDF) - coming soon

      All reports are due by 30 September each year.

      List of Online Lecture Series supported by LMS Grants

      Previous online lecture series supported by LMS Grants

       


      Other sources of funding:

      Information about other funding offered by other organisations can be found here.

      LMS Caring Costs Policy 

      The LMS wishes to enable carers and parents to take part in the activities that it supports. Applicants for grants across Schemes 1-9, for Early Career Research activities or who will run Society Meetings can request funding to help mathematicians with caring or parenting responsibilities to participate in their activities. In addition, individuals requiring support for caring to attend conferences, workshops, research schools and meetings or to make research visits - not necessarily organised by LMS - can apply for a Caring Supplementary Grant to contribute to such costs.   

      The Policy is available here